ANW became the real summer show to watch since Season 4 and then I followed almost every ANW and Sasuke spinoffs, even most Sasuke seasons. I may have seen many great athletes making history including recognizing Yusuke as the Sasuke GOAT.
But everything changed this year when the pandemic hit as well as the ousting of Drew Dreschel. Nothing is the same anymore for all Ninja Warrior and Sasuke shows after those events. Most legendary stars are gone and only the new stars remain. I have little confidence that ANW and Sasuke will last in the long term because I feel that the great run of the ninja warrior series is nearing the end of time.
After watching a bit of Sasuke 38, the time has come to an end for me to no longer be watching Ninja Warrior/Sasuke for good. Broadcast TV is dying anyway and I am tired of watching reality shows.
It has been fun, but it's time for me to seek a new interest. Good bye.